JOB TITLE: Chief Accountant
Our client, Kinazi Cassava plant is an integrated company and a lead in processing and producing quality cassava flour for national and international consumption.
Ensure compliance with corporate, finance and accounting policies, business controls, procedures and reporting.
Provide sound business decision-making support to other senior members of the organization through the accurate monitoring, reporting and analyzing of financial results and projections
Provide timely proactive financial evaluation, information and advice that enable the operations to develop and execute effective plans and take informed decisions
Interact with and provide support to operations department’s personnel to ensure seamless resolution of issues
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Preparing annual financial accounts, in compliance with local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Preparing monthly management accounts and reviewing support schedules.
Monitoring and analyzing financial reports and records and pro-actively identifying issues and initiating corrective actions where needed.
Reconciling company assets and analysis of utilization.
Monitoring and Controlling
Preparation of debtor’s reports.
Trucking income Variance analysis and explanations.
Preparation of creditor’s reports
Controlling chart of accounts by monitoring access rights in the accounting system.
Maintaining adequate systems of internal controls needed to safeguard assets, ensuring accurate financial reporting and compliance with policies and procedures
Ensuring proper planning and management of loans by ensuring that interest and principal are properly recorded /accounted for and paid within the loan agreement.
Negotiating exchange rates with various banks.
Preparation of supplier payments and reconciliations.
Taxation and Statutory Returns
Ensuring accurate calculation, payment and submission of company statutory deductions in a timely manner and as per the relevant legislation.
Ensuring withholding tax is properly calculated and remitted on behalf of third parties.
Coordinating, preparing and submitting statutory returns and payments.
People and Relationship Management
Exercising sound management and leadership skills and principle
Ensuring a strong focus on people development and continuously developing potential of staff through training and mentoring.
Monitoring the productivity and effectiveness of direct reports.
Keeping staff informed and assisting them when required.
Developing and maintaining liaison with tax advisors .
Providing internal and external auditors with all assistance as required.
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good interpersonal skills. A team player with strong attention to detail and follow up.
A self-motivated, highly energetic and innovative individual. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Computer literacy including knowledge of QuickBooks and an ERP accounting software is essential.
Planning and Organizing;
Strong planning and organizational skills
Strong problem solving skills with a proactive and innovating approach to work.
A high level of integrity and reliability.
Master’s degree in Accounting or any related field
A qualified accountant with CPA or ACCA professional qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Strong business acumen,
Strong analytical and numerical skills.
A high level of integrity and reliability
Fluency in English, French and Kinyarwanda is essential
Ability to work and deliver under pressure
Application Deadline: 26th October 2017